If you’d like to get your heart racing and blood pumping with excitement or simply get away from the humdrum of daily life (and live out your ‘call of duty’ fantasies), paintball is an extreme sport that went through quite an upswing sometime back.
You may find it touted as an adrenaline-packed action sport by fans and a ‘painful-looking’ way to spend the day by the uninitiated. Featuring paint guns loaded with dye-filled oil and gelatin pallets, a bright coloured dye signifies that a target is ‘marked’ (hit).
Since paintball is a game of people, working together is a big part of the sport and that’s why you’ve probably seen it being used to improve team building skills. Lo and behold, Johor Bahru has several spots in which you and your friends or family can languish in the excitement and rush of a funfilled day (or even night) of paintball.
Founded by a group of passionate sports lovers, AOV has been around since 2009. Here, you can find outdoor activities such as archery and yes, paintball too!
Located within the same area as AEON Tebrau City (formerly Jusco Tebrau City), enjoy a funfilled day with friends and family at the “Outdoor Learning & Adventure Asia Park” (OLA Park) which can cater up to 200 pax at a time.
Take note to call in first and confirm your booked slot so as to avoid disappointment.
Location: 7, Jalan Harmonium 23/13 Taman Desa Tebrau Johor Bahru 81100 Malaysia Contact: +607 3500437 Business Hours: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm daily
Desaru Fruit Farm Paintball
Despite what the name suggests, Desaru Fruit Farm isn’t just home to fruits. A section of the farm provides visitors with outdoor activities and here, you can get down and dirty for a no holds barred paintball war game!
It comes with a certified marshal and smaller kids can get acquainted with the game through paintball target practice.
Oh yes, while you’re here, you may as well check out the Fruit Farm tour. Get in touch with nature and be around a variety of fruits. You can also enjoy other activities such as Firefly tours, as well as the Crocodile Farm tour.
Location: 92, 82200 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia Contact:+607 822 3886 or +0612 772 1817 Business Hours: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm (Mon-Sun)
Dynamic Paintball appears to be a decently sized player in the local paintball scene. It’s been around since 2005 and can purportedly be found operating at UTM Skudai, as well as Lotus Desaru Resorts.
With a minimum of 10 participants and over 200 paintballs per game, don’t expect to leave without battle scars in this field of glory!
Location: jalan lengkok resak, UTM SKUDAI, 80990 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Contact: +6012 702 5466 / +6017 702 3933
So, whether you’ve recently been initiated into the fellowship of paintball or are just curious about whether or not getting ‘marked’ actually hurts, it looks like JB is the spot to get in on the action!